On Friday, Linkin Park’s bassist, Dave Ferrell, testified in a copyright infringement suit accusing Jay Z, producer Timbaland, and others of illegally sampling an Egyptian ballad in Jay Z’s song “Big Pimpin.’”
Apparently, Robin Thicke, singer of the best-selling single in the world last year, “Blurred Lines”, is suffering from a blurred memory. Robin is now dismissing statements he made during prior interviews about how the song was created.
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He may have overstated things a bit when the late Steve Jobs declared “thermonuclear war” on companies that allegedly infringed Apple’s iPhone patents, but, since Jobs’ death, the company has continued to aggressively pursue litigation against a number of rivals, including HTC Corp.